Joseph Mlyniec, a Perry Town Board Member charged with the murder of Robert Irvine, has submitted his resignation, according to Mlyniec's lawyer.
Until his resignation, Mlyniec is still being paid monthly by the town while in jail. The position paid a little less than $200 per month. The town board was not able to remove Mlyniec unless he was convicted of a felony.
Mlyneic is charged with second-degree murder in the shooting death of Irvine. According to a court document, investigators believe the two had a sexual relationship in the past and "numerous witnesses" described Mlyneic's history of abusing young men.
A rape allegation was made to State Police, who interviewed Mlyneic in 2017.
You can watch our initial reporting on Mlyneic's charges in the video above.